Tag Archives: Bill Yeargin

Parker Boats breaks ground on new expansion

Parker Boats and Correct Craft held a groundbreaking ceremony today, announcing future plans for the Beaufort, North Carolina-based boat manufacturer to expand its facility and improve its operations. The new, 10,000 sq. ft. facility will include an area for the gelcoat and mold maintenance processes and will generate 25-30 new jobs in the Eastern NC area. The new facility will ...

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The dealer/manufacturer relationship

By David Gee The relationship between recreational boat builders and their dealer networks is a symbiotic one, with each needing the other to survive. And like any relationship, it requires dedication, diligence and constant communication to build and maintain trust and respect that go beyond contractual agreements and product portfolios. “Almost anyone will acknowledge that trust is the key to ...

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Correct Craft hosts Florida State Representative

Just before Thanksgiving, Florida State Representative David Smith (District 28) visited Correct Craft’s headquarters in Orlando, providing him with the opportunity to learn about the manufacturer’s business and the boating industry’s broader economic impact. NMMA members, like Correct Craft, have hosted more than 30 elected officials at their facilities in 2019, which are invaluable advocacy engagements that the association strongly ...

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Correct Craft celebrates ‘Promote Your Passion’ winners

Correct Craft recently announced winners of their  “Promote Your Passion” initiative, conducted in partnership with the Orlando Sentinel. “Promote Your Passion” was a Correct Craft initiative to promote and raise awareness and money for small, local charitable organizations. The initiative ended this week and was a tremendous success. Promote Your Passion was a contest allowing charitable organizations across Central Florida ...

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Brant Hansen to speak at marine industry culture summit

Correct Craft recently announced that Brant Hansen will be speaking at the upcoming Marine Industry Culture Summit. Brant Hansen is an author, nationally syndicated radio host, and advocate for healing children with correctible disabilities through CURE International, a global ministry of hospitals and programs that offer healing for children. Brant has won multiple “personality of the year” awards for his work ...

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Correct Craft launches program to support local nonprofits

Correct Craft launched “Promote Your Passion”, a contest allowing nine non-profit organizations across Central Florida to promote their cause, without any expense to the nonprofit, through the Orlando Sentinel's website. Correct Craft has arranged for the Orlando Sentinel to promote the work of each of the non-profits who will solicit votes for their cause. Correct Craft will make contributions to ...

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Thanks Thom!

By Bill Yeargin In the Old Testament we read the story of Queen Esther who was told by her cousin Mordecai that she had been put in her position for “such a time as this.” While we may not read about Thom Dammrich in a future religious text, there is no question that during his tenure at NMMA he was ...

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Correct Craft CEO to chair Interior Department’s recreation advisory panel

Bill Yeargin, president and CEO of Correct Craft was elected to serve as Chair of the Department of the Interior’s “Made in America” Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (ORAC) – a board comprised of recreation industry representatives that counsels Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on policies to expand access to and improve infrastructure on public lands and waterways. “Bill is a true champion of ...

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Correct Craft eyes future expansion

Correct Craft announced the acquisition of 60 acres immediately adjacent to its current Orlando headquarters. The new property will allow for future expansion of its operations.The current property, home of Correct Craft and its subsidiaries Nautique Boats, Aktion Parks, and Watershed Innovation, is 138 acres. The acquired property will expand the facility to 198 acres.This added space will provide the ...

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Orlando Watersports Complex helps all get on the water

This weekend, Orlando Watersports Complex hosted Above The Wake, a local nonprofit that helps disabled kids get on the water. Orlando Watersports Complex staff taught 25 kids with varying degrees of autism how to wakeboard, kneeboard, or ride on top of the water. It was an event where people experienced new joys and activities on the water that they have ...

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